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what is the eairliest day you can see signs of the chick in the egg ??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pefferlawchicken, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    want to know how fertile my eggs are , so when is the earilyest sign i can look for [​IMG]
     
  2. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    sometimes day 3 but definitely by day 5
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    I can tell most on day 3 but don't discard until day 10, just in case [​IMG]
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    [​IMG] you beat me
     
  5. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i usually candle at day 4 or 5 then again at day 10 or 11 just to be sure. i candled some eggs a few weeks ago and thought some of them were not viable. i just didn't give up and didn't see a thing until day 13. late starters i guess.
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
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    It also depends on egg color and what you use to candle....
     
  7. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i totally agree. i have some maran eggs that it is impossible to candle. just have to wait and hope for the best and make sure they don't start smelling. [​IMG]
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
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    Quote:yes, good marans are VERY difficult to see even with a great candler, just hope you don't get a cold [​IMG]
     
  9. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thx guys and gals:)
     

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